Sex Toys Found Hanging From Power Lines!

We’ve probably all seen a cheesy American movie that ends with the main character throwing their shoes over a power line so that, when they see them there in the future, they remember that moment. It seems that people are doing it with other objects too, though the objects thrown over are getting more and more bizarre. The strangest of them all? Sex toys.

Sex toys lying on the floor

Yes, people are taking their vibrators and somehow managing to put them onto electric power lines. What is causing this crazy sensation that is sweeping across Portland? Read on to find out.

Portland

It seems that someone has taken the unofficial slogan of “keep Portland weird” a little too serious, as dildos, vibrators, and other sex toys have been founding hanging from the power lines in the city.

The toys are just dangling free over the power lines, after being tied in pairs and thrown over, and you would expect that the locals would be going berserk. After all, they have to see the 10 inch cocks and little vibrating bullets suspended in the air on the street where they live. How could they be okay with this?

Well surprisingly, they are. It might be that the people of Portland give no fucks about the power lines being used for the storage of sex toys, but they don’t seem to be too bothered about it.

Susan Barr, who works at the City and County Information and Referral Center, spoke about the number of complaints and phone calls they have had about it. “There hasn’t really been a real groundswell of calls. Actually, most of the calls we’ve gotten lately have been from the media.”

Clearly it is people around the world who care far more about this phenomenon than anyone else, as you can see when you visit Twitter. Some are simply posting pictures followed by the caption “oh Portland”, while others say things like “#Portland: All fun & games until your 6 yr old asks, ‘What are those?’ as they point to the dildos in the sky.”

Still, it could be worse! Throwing dildos onto power lines is dangerous, and a bit of a hazard for anyone who happens to be passing under them. Can you imagine getting hit in the face by a big purple vibrator as it falls from the sky? Ouch!

No action taken

However, what might be the most bizarre thing about all of this is that, while people have reported this strange occurrence to Comcast and CenturyLink, the owners of the lines, there doesn’t seem to be a plan to get them down from there.

A Comcast spokesperson, Mr Marc Farrar, said that they were “not aware” of any crews being sent out to remove the toys from the power lines, while Ryan Noll of CenturyLink simply refused to comment.

Brianne Hyder, a spokesperson for Portland General Electric, is taking things a little more seriously, as they can see the real danger in things being put on the lines. “We just want to encourage people that it’s never a good idea to bring any object into contact with overhead lines,” she said.

Tom Gauntt of Pacific Power agrees, stating that “the temptation may be there for tittering, but we want to keep the lines as safe as possible.”

I feel a little sorry for the crews that will eventually have to take these sex toys from the lines. They will be putting on the rubber gloves, dousing themselves in sanitiser, and will have the memory of reaching out for a big black dildo forever engrained in their memories. Let’s just hope their wives don’t ask about their days, because they would never believe them!

Where have they come from?

There are, of course, two big questions on the lips of every person in Portland and around the world. We want to know not only where they have come from, but why someone thought throwing them onto power lines was a great thing to do.

It seems that we may never know, as no one has actually stepped forward to say “those are mine. I thought they’d look nice dangling from a wire 30 feet in the air”.

I am wondering if it is some kind of publicity stunt to draw attention to the city. Could Portland soon become the sex capital of the world with dildos hanging from every lamppost, or is it a way to raise awareness of the fact that people actually have sex?

Many are instantly thinking of the sex shops in town that could be responsible, such as She Bop, and are certain that they are to blame. However, the manager of the store, Amory-Jane Rogers, believes that there is absolutely no connection to the North Beech Street store. For a start, they don’t make or sell the dildos that are seen in the city. She does, however, think that “it’s kind of cute that when people think of dildos, they think of us.” Well, it is great advertising for them!

Searching “Portland” online now will have you bombarded with big dildos dangling from the power lines, and it is definitely not what you’d expect to see when you wander into the city late at night. Quick, look up to the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s just a Rampant Rabbit.

What do you think about this crazy trend? Is there some hidden meaning behind it, or is it just that someone had a huge shipment of dildos that they didn’t know what to do with? I honestly love that the people living in Portland are just like “we’ve got dildos dangling from the power lines… okay” and then carrying on with their lives. Would you do the same? Let us know on the Escort Ireland forum, or leave a comment in the box below.

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Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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  1. It used to be before that if a pair of trainers/runners were thrown over powerlines ,it meant that there was a drug dealer nearby, in Dublin at least,to me it means that there is probably an escort ready for business close -by.

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